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The Nature Conservancy Terrestrial Restoration/Resiliency Coordinator(47662) in Pulaksi, New York



Pulaksi, New York, USA.


Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Terrestrial Restoration and Resiliency Coordinator will facilitate efforts of the St. Lawrence and Eastern Lake Ontario (SLELO PRISM), a partnership program working to protect the St. Lawrence and Eastern Lake Ontario region from the negative impacts of non-native invasive species. The Terrestrial Coordinator develops, coordinates and advances conservation programs and implements terrestrial invasive species prevention and management programs. This position is funded through a five-year Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) grant with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.


The Terrestrial Restoration and Resiliency Coordinator plans and implements SLELO terrestrial invasive species management programs and projects. The Terrestrial Restoration and Resiliency Coordinator is a team member of the SLELO PRISM, a partnership program working to protect the Eastern Lake Ontario Region from the negative impacts on non-native invasive species. The Terrestrial Coordinator develops, manages and advances conservation programs, coordinates and implements terrestrial invasive species prevention, management and restoration programs and provides technical leadership and support.

Duties may include:

Conducting early detection searches for priority species within priority conservation areas.
Engaging municipalities on community preparedness and street tree resiliency efforts as related to forest pests.
Scheduling field activities and invasive species control work of SLELO's terrestrial rapid response program.
Coordinating property access, permitting, and achieving community support for management of high priority terrestrial invasive species infestations
Coordinating high impact, ecologically sound removal and restoration efforts that result in site climate adaptation and/or resiliency.
Assisting with the release of approved biological control agents when feasible.
Addressing critical terrestrial invasive species threats by conducting research, planning, surveys, mapping, removal and monitoring of priority terrestrial invasive species infestations.
Coordinating trainings and giving presentations on terrestrial invasive species spread prevention, identification and best management practices as well as fosters cross-site learning among the conservation community and partners.
Coordinating the Eastern Lake Ontario Swallow-wort Collaborative.
Attending SLELO PRISM Partner Meetings and providing progress reports.


Collaborates with and serves on New York TNC conservation teams as needed.
May lead or monitor work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers covering a wide geographic area.
May supervise volunteer or seasonal projects.
Networks with diverse groups, including land owners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members and the general public to recruit support for SLELO and the Conservancy.
Works under minimal and distant supervision; must make independent decisions based on experience and judgments.
May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.


Bachelor's degree and 3 years' experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2 years' experience with natural systems.
Experience in ecological land management principles.
Experience, education, and/or training of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).

Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
Ability to recognize and identify terrestrial invasive plant and animal species.
Experience with terrestrial invasive species project coordination and management, data collection, and processing.
Experience in contemporary forestry concepts and practices including restoration, regeneration and climate concepts.
Experience with geographic information systems and global positioning systems.
Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, ecological restoration, land management and natural resource preservation.
Understanding of municipal planning boards and/or urban environmental management agencies.
Licensing and/or experience as a pesticide applicator would be advantageous but not necessary.
Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means. Experience with public speaking.
Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

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